[crux-devel] [RFC] use GNU inetutils for core-ports inetd, netkit-ftp, netkit-telnet

Juergen Daubert jue at jue.li
Tue Sep 9 09:50:12 UTC 2008


our core-ports inetd, netkit-ftp and netkit-telnet are all 
based on the very old and unmaintained netkit-* programs 
and are heavily patched to get more functionality, like IPv6, 
or even to build with newer compilers.

I'd suggest to use the GNU inetutils i[1] for that purpose 
instead, because they are actively maintained [2] and direct 

I think it's easy to decide on this, but I have more problems 
with the package names, because a netkit-ftp build from 
inetutils sounds not very sensible to me. 

I think we have some options here:

1. Keep names as they are
2. Keep inetd, rename netkit-ftp to inetutils-ftp and 
   netkit-telnet to inetutils-telnet
3. Keep inetd, rename netkit-ftp to ftp and netkit-telnet to 
4. Rename all to inetutils-{inetd,ftp,telnet}
5. Replace inetd, netkit-ftp and netkit-telnet with one port 
   called inetutils 
6. ?

I tend to option 5 because it's the easiest way to maintain,
the binaries are very slim and we reduce the number of core 
ports. Even options 3 and 4 are looking more consistent to me 
as our current situation.


best regards

[1] http://directory.fsf.org/project/inetutils/
[2] http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.inetutils.bugs

Juergen Daubert  |  mailto:jue at jue.li  
Korb, Germany    |  http://jue.li/crux

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